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  • Renewing the Stuff of Lifeby Cynthia B. Cohen

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 43.99

    In 1998 researchers learned how to isolate and culture embryonic stem cells, which are only obtainable through the destruction of human embryos. An ethical debate has raged since then about the ethics of this research, usually pitting pro-life advocates vs. those who see the great promise of curing some of humanity's most persistent diseases. In... more...

  • When Science Offers Salvationby Rebecca Dresser

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    Biomedical research today has a high public profile, largely because of patient advocacy. Following in the footsteps of HIV/AIDS activists, advocates representing an array of patient groups are now vocal partners in the research enterprise. This book shows how advocates have transformed health research, often - but not always - for the better. Dresser... more...

  • The Stored Tissue Issueby Robert F. Weir; Robert S. Olick; Jeffrey C. Murray

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    This book provides a thorough, well-balanced analysis of common research practices with banked tissues, DNA, and genetic data. Describing many examples of beneficial tissue research, the authors focus on problematic research practices, controversial cases, and federal and institutional policies that limit the informed choices of patients and research... more...

  • Just Caringby Leonard M. Fleck

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    Should everyone with advanced heart disease have a $300,000 artificial heart? Should everyone with advanced cancers have $100,000 cancer drugs for extra months of life? How should a "just" and "caring" society with limited resources respond? This book addresses the central moral and political challenges of health reform today. more...

  • How Safe Is Safe Enough?by Philip G. Jr. Peters

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    This book offers a roadmap for determining when and how to regulate risky reproductive technologies on behalf of future children. It starts by explaining our intuitive, but paradoxical, belief that reproductive choices can be both life-giving and harmful. Next, it recommends a case-by-case method for reconciling the interests of future children with... more...

  • The Ethics of Consentby Franklin Miller; Alan Wertheimer

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    Consent is a basic component of the ethics of human relations, making permissible a wide range of conduct that would otherwise be wrongful. Consent marks the difference between slavery and employment, permissible sexual relations and rape, borrowing or selling and theft, medical treatment and battery, participation in research and being a human guinea... more...

  • The Birth of Bioethicsby Albert R. Jonsen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 49.99

    This book is the first broad history of the growing field of bioethics. Covering the period 1947-1987, it examines the origin and evolution of the debates over human experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, termination of life-sustaining treatment, and new reproductive technologies. It assesses the contributions of philosophy,... more...

  • Before Bioethicsby Robert Baker

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 67.99

    The first history of American medical ethics published in more than a half century, Before Bioethics tracks the evolution of American medical ethics from colonial midwives and physicians' oaths to current bioethical controversies over abortion, AIDS, animal rights, and physician-assisted suicide. more...

  • The History and Future of Bioethicsby John H. Evans

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    While functioning quite well for many years, the bioethics profession is in crisis. John H. Evans closely examines the history of the bioethics profession, and based on the sociological reasons the profession evolved as it did, proposes a radical solution to the crisis. more...

  • Moral Entanglementsby Henry S. Richardson

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 52.99

    The philosopher Henry Richardson's short book is a defense of a position on a neglected topic in medical research ethics. Clinical research ethics has been a longstanding area of study, dating back to the aftermath of the Nazi death-camp doctors and the Tuskegee syphilis study. Most ethical regulations and institutions (such as Institutiional Review... more...